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Published on March 13, 2013

American Heart Association Recognizes Asante as a Fit-Friendly Worksite

The American Heart Association has often recognized Asante hospitals for outstanding heart care, but now the association has also recognized Asante as a heart-healthy place to work with the Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Award (2012).

According to the AHA, Asante is a Fit-Friendly worksite because it has a wellness environment for its employees. Some examples are the annual biometric screenings and fitness challenges. Asante is the exclusive sponsor of the Pear Blossom Heart+Sole 5-K run, and employees are preparing for the race, which is open to the public. To learn more, visit www.pearblossomrun.com.

Gold-level recognition is for companies that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture, as well as implementing at least six of the physical activities, two of the nutrition activities and one of the culture activities listed in the application form.

As a gold level recipient, Asante is in great company, including Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Samaritan Health Services, Solar World Industries America, Inc., Women’s Healthcare Associates, LLC, and the University of Portland.

To learn more about the Fit-Friendly Worksite criteria, visit www.americanheart.org/fitfiendly.

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